PADI Women Saving the Ocean
Nic get's a nod!
Here's what PADI said about her:
Co-owner The Fifth Point Diving Centre
PADI Course Director Nic Emery left her dive instructor gig in tropical Malaysia to co-found a dive shop in Northumberland, England. Unique activities, eco-conscious diver training, and even the building itself make The Fifth Point Diving Centre one-of-a-kind.
The shop itself was built from reclaimed materials. Used pallets were upcycled into retail displays, and their training pool was once an ROV testing tank.
Every dive student at Fifth Point Diving earns their Project AWARE Specialty and Dive Against Debris certification as part of their basic scuba training. They also get their pick of a limited-edition Project AWARE certification card.
The Fifth Point Diving Centre is also the only dive shop (that we know of) putting lobsters back in the water instead of taking them out. Check out the video below:
Learn more about The Fifth Point Diving Centre’s many environmental initiatives on their website. See pics of their shop and their adorable doggo by following @the_fifth_point on Instagram or Facebook.
As you may already know, she's mad keen about protecting the environment - particulary our oceans as she spends so much time in there! Get in touch if you're interested in any of our Conservation Activities or would like to take part in an environmental themed course led by our very own ocean advocate! She's even doing online versions right now because we can't get in the dive centre!